Posts From August, 2020

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WLGA congratulates GCSE learners in the “most challenging of years” 

Thursday, 20 August 2020 Categories: News
The WLGA has today congratulated learners receiving their GCSE results in an extraordinary year. Summer exams were cancelled this year due to the Coronavirus crisis, with qualification awards being based on teacher assessments. ... read more

WLGA Statement- examination results 

Monday, 17 August 2020 Categories: News
The WLGA welcomes the Minister's announcement confirming that examination results this year will be awarded on the basis of teacher assessments. We thank the Minister for listening to our and others’ calls and, above all, the voice of learners. ... read more

Councils welcome Welsh Government support package on Covid-19 financial pressures 

Monday, 17 August 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News
The WLGA has welcomed the additional £260m support package announced by the Welsh Government today, for additional local government funding to meet the additional costs and pressures of the COVID 19 response. The WLGA, working with... read more

Focus on the Needs of Learners and Trust Teachers 

Monday, 17 August 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News
Welsh local government believes that the use of teacher assessments – Centre Assessed Grades – is the only fair way of determining A level, AS level and GCSE grades this year and is calling on the Education Minister to implement this policy change... read more

WLGA congratulates learners but urges Minister to act swiftly on individual A’ level concerns and discrepancies  

Thursday, 13 August 2020 Categories: News
The WLGA has congratulated A level students in Wales on their remarkable achievements in unprecedented and challenging circumstances. The Association welcomed the Minister for Education’s confirmation that Welsh learners’ grades will be no... read more

​Council leaders call for urgent “safety net” of replacement EU funds and standards in rural communities 

Leaders of Wales’ rural council areas have called on the UK government to urgently set out coherent plans for trade, funding and replacement legislation to come into force when the current transition period ends. Existing arrangements will need... read more